Chairperson at Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF)
Carla Ogunrinde is President and Founder of Intend Coaching & Consulting, LLC. A practice where executives learn to tend inwards, to harvest the richness of their experiences, and to unleash uncommon leadership. Through coaching, skills training, and energy awareness, they learn how to become conscious leaders with clear intentions to profoundly impact their teams and leave meaningful legacies. As an experienced executive, herself, and certified leadership coach, she works with her clients with humility born of empathy, and curiosity that challenges the status quo.
Carla brings more than 20 years of experience working in information technology, leading global teams for Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, she served as Vice President Technology & Operations at the largest global provider of insurance and prior to that she held several domestic and international executive positions with a major healthcare company. For her work, Carla has been honored with industry leadership awards; among them YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award.
She describes herself as a perpetual student of the human potential to grow and discover. In support of that belief, she serves as Chairman of the Board, Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing representation of black leaders at senior-levels in technology. She also serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Development School for Youth (DSY), an All Star’s national program. The All Stars Project is a national non-profit whose mission is to transform the lives of youth in poor communities. Carla is an inspirational speaker who moves people to action and enthusiastic engagement.
Since establishing Intend Coaching & Consulting in 2012, Carla has worked with clients and teams from nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. In every endeavor she helps leaders tap into the energy behind purpose, desire, and business strategy to create intentional and sustainable outcomes. She received her Masters Degree in English from Iona College and her professional coaching and Master Practitioner certifications from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. She and her husband, David, live in NY as empty nesters.